USF Presents Mythology of History Opening Reception

January 9, 2018

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts presents “Mythology of History: Works by Adam Mysock and Ivan Fortushniak”. The exhibition opens on Saturday, January 20 from 6-9 p.m. in the Weatherhead Gallery of the Mimi and Ian Rolland Art and Visual Communication Center just off Leesburg Road on the USF Main Campus. The exhibition runs until February 21.

This exhibition will display works by two artists that reference history in the work from an allegorical point of view. Mysock states of his small-scale, hyper-realistic acrylic paintings, “I’m a revisionist history painter. Rather than rewrite the narrative of the past to justify an ideology, I repaint yesterday’s imagery in order to rationalize our present circumstances.”

Fortushniak works in oil as well as collage and mixed-media. He re-contextualizes historical references in his work as an examination that the challenges of the past are still evident in the present tense. Don Kruse will have works displayed in the Goldfish Gallery. He is a local artist, art educator, and a member of the Fort Wayne Six. His works on paper reference his interest in mythology, world religion, and symbolism.

A free public lecture by Adam Mysock will be presented on Wednesday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the North Campus Auditorium (2702 Spring Street).

The University of Saint Francis is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). For more information about exhibits and events, visit


Founded in 1890 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, the University of Saint Francis offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, USF designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. In 2016, the University of Saint Francis expanded its presence to downtown Fort Wayne. USF Downtown houses the university’s business and music technology programs while offering enhanced internship and networking opportunities for students. The University of Saint Francis campus experience includes 16 athletic programs boasting two individual and four team NAIA national championships, and is recognized as an NAIA Five-Star Champion of Character institution. Approximately 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF.